As part of the The Live Free Tour sponsored by Our America Initiative, Governor Gary Johnson is planning stops in Colorado Springs, and Gunnison, Colorado, on Friday, September 29. Time is of the essence - help us make his visit a success!
We need contacts on the college campuses, people willing to put out press releases and invitations, people willing to commit to attend and more.
For more information on how you can participate or contribute, contact:
Colorado Outreach Coordinator
Colorado State Director
Colorado Fundraising Manager
OUR AMERICA INITIATIVE’S PURPOSE IS SIMPLE, YET VITAL:
TO REDEFINE THE LIBERTY MOVEMENT IN AMERICA. WE AIM TO RESTORE LIBERTY, PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ECONOMIC FREEDOM AS THE TRUE AMERICAN VALUES, TO COEXIST AS INDIVIDUALS WHO RESPECT THE RIGHTS AND SANCTITY OF ALL PERSONS, TO FOSTER AN ENVIRONMENT THAT ALLOWS EACH PERSON TO PURSUE HIS OR HER INDIVIDUAL DREAMS AND HAPPINESS WITHOUT THE BURDENS OF UNNEEDED GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS.
All record keeping requires purging of inaccurate or dead files. People move everyday. Registering to vote should be as important to you as forwarding your mail. It’s up to the US citizen to take advantage of his right to vote. And yes, you should be a citizen of the US. I would never try to vote in England or France, even if I was working in that country, because it’s not my country.
In Central America, the War on Drugs cost an average of 40 lives a day! 40. Every day. This is part of the reason we have so many people flooding our borders. I advocate ending the War on Drugs. It’s a health issue – not a criminal issue.
Our immigration laws are poorly, if not unfairly, written and poorly enforced. The group of people most damaged by illegal immigrants are the 2nd and 3rd generation Latinos and those immigrants who have worked within the laws to become US citizens.
What is your connection to Aurora?
I’m a native of Denver, born in 1956, when there were still open fields between Denver and Lakewood. I grew up near 1st and Federal attending Barnum Elementary School and Rishel Jr High. I owned a home in the 5 Points neighborhood from 1984 until 1998 when I bought my current home in the Travois neighborhood, in unincorporated Arapahoe County. Although I grew up in the city, as child I spent many of my summers working on my grandparents farm.
What do you want to achieve if you are elected to the state Senate?
I would do everything in my power to balance the state budget and lessen the tax burden on the working class people throughout the state. If elected my main goal would to lead by example. I do not live on credit and I believe our government sends the wrong message to Americans when it spends itself into debt from which it cannot hope to recover.
What sets you apart as a candidate in terms of experience?
I have been a business manager for over 20 years. Although I have never held a political office, I have served on several boards and have been a delegate to State and National political conventions for more than 25 years. As a novelist, I wrote a trilogy that explores various political philosophies and when each might serve mankind best.
...What do you think are the top issues facing SD 29, specifically, what are the most pressing issues in the eastern portion of SD 29? This Senate district stretches to Last Chance and has several rural issues that sometimes get overshadowed by more populated parts of the district.
I believe there are dozens of issues but the top five would be:
Violence: I believe we have a real problem with violence in America. Even if guns did not exist, we would have just as much killing. The Boston Marathon bomber used a pipe bomb. Europe is devastated by car bombings and theater bombings. Neither Lizzie Borden nor Jeffrey Dahmer used a gun. I feel our leaders need to spread more love of their fellow man and less fear.
Healthcare: Obama Care is not health care, it merely subsidizes large (insurance) corporations. Medical care should be affordable as it was before the insane number of lawsuits against doctors. Family doctors used to know you from birth until death. They knew your family and your weaknesses. They coached you on taking care of your body by eating right and exercising. Today, you are lucky if the doctor knows your name.
Education: Our education system has been failing for years. It is time to look back and find out why we were the most educated country in the world during the early part of the last century. I think it’s time to keep all education dollars here at home. It’s time to look at charter schools and homeschooling programs.
Fracking: I believe this is a personal property issue and should be handled on the local level. For someone living in the middle of the city to dictate the uses of property they do not own is nothing less than theft of that property. Those who live in the immediate area should have a voice. If a person uses his property to cause harm to a neighbor the neighbor should have the right to sue for restitution. When the government fines a polluter, the government makes money and those who have been harmed are left in need.
Water Rights: This is the area I am least familiar. I will always side with property rights when I can. Some of our water laws are older than our State, over 140 years old. Denver and the front range cities have been using far more water over the past 20 years and the eastern farms are hurting. I hope to learn more about this issue over the next few months.
Regarding eastern SD29: Personal property rights including Fracking/Mineral/Water Rights
Small towns often struggle because government ties their hands. City laws and rural laws should be different because they must meet different needs. I would advocate less state laws and let counties and municipalities decide what works best for them.
Source: Interview question from Rachel Sapin, Aurora Sentinel, June 14, 2016
I'm a passionate advocate for personal liberty and fiscal responsibility.